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Live measles Virus vaccine jab/shot/injection schedule, to vaccinate against measles virus to immunize against Measles at Shim Clinic in Singapore

A number of live, attenuated measles vaccines are currently available, either as monovalent vaccine or as measles-containing vaccine combinations with one or more of rubella (R), mumps (M) and varicella vaccines. The measles/ mumps/rubella (MMR) or measles/rubella (MR) vaccine is given in many countries instead of monovalent measles vaccine. The measles vaccines that are now internationally available are safe and effective and may be used interchangeably in immunization programmes. Every child should receive two doses of measles vaccine. The second dose may be given as early as 1 month following the first, depending on the local programmatic and epidemiological situation.

Special attention must be paid to all children and adolescent/young adult travellers who have not received two doses of measles vaccine. Measles is still common in many countries and travel in densely populated areas may favour transmission. For infants travelling to countries experiencing extensive measles transmission, a dose of vaccine may be given as early as 6 months of age. However, children who receive the first dose between 6 and 8 months of age should subsequently receive the two doses according to the national schedule. Older children or adults who did not receive the two lifetime doses should consider measles vaccination before travel.

Given the severe course of measles in patients with advanced HIV infection, measles vaccination should be routinely administered to potentially susceptible, asymptomatic HIV-positive children and adults. Measles vaccination may be considered even in individuals with symptomatic HIV infection, provided that they are not severely immunosuppressed. Where the risk of contracting measles infection is negligible, physicians who are able to monitor CD4 counts may prefer to delay the use of measles vaccine until CD4 counts are above 200. Following measles vaccination no increased risk of serious adverse events has been demonstrated in HIV-positive compared with HIV-negative children, although lower antibody levels may be found in the former group.

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Vaccination gaps lead to dangerous measles outbreaks in Europe: ECDC
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:11:16 +0800 | Reuters: Health
LONDON (Reuters) - Gaps in vaccination coverage against measles have lead to several outbreaks of the highly-contagious disease in Europe in the past year, with both children and young adults affected, health officials said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)

Italy Warns of Measles Epidemic as Vaccine Debate Rages Italy Warns of Measles Epidemic as Vaccine Debate Rages
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:35:10 +0800 | Medscape Allergy Headlines
Italy said on Wednesday it was suffering a measles epidemic following a fall-off in vaccinations, as the United States issued a warning to visitors about the outbreak of the potentially fatal disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)

The 2017 Mumps Outbreak Probably Isn't Related To Vaccine Refusal
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:18:31 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)

Medical News Today: Spotting the vaccine-preventable diseases that are back in the waiting room
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Measles, mumps, whooping cough, and tuberculosis are making a comeback. Why is spotting the symptoms in some cases like detective work? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

When Parents Opt Out Of Vaccinations, All Kids Are In Danger
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:45:01 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
By Minda Dentler In January, my daughter celebrated her second birthday. She ran around our apartment with cake on her face and a joyful grin. Pushing around in my wheelchair, I could not catch her, and it hit me again that I cannot run. I cannot even pick her up off the ground if she falls down. I can't do these things because my legs are paralyzed from contracting polio as an infant in India. My daughter did not face this risk because she was protected by the polio vaccine. Today, more than any time in history, we are able to save children's lives and prevent disabilities through the use of vaccines. Yet also today, the legitimate use of vaccines in the United States is facing new threats as more and more parents opt out of vaccination requirements, and vaccine opponents promote state la...

Notes from the Field: Complications of Mumps During a University Outbreak Among Students Who Had Received 2 Doses of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine — Iowa, July 2015–May 2016
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0800 | CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:11:51 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond — they abandoned the state’s relatively loose rules for getting an exemption and issued a regulation requiring families to consult personally with local public health departments before obtaining an immunization waiver. The new rule sidestepped potential ideological firefights in the state Legislature, which have plagued lawmakers in other states trying to crack down on vaccination waivers. The regulation had a dramatic effect. ...

New poster for measles vaccination campaign
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | NHS Networks
Public Health England has produced a poster as part of a new campaign to encourage parents to get their child vaccinated. (Source: NHS Networks)

Nationwide immunization campaign protects 5 million children against polio in war-torn Yemen
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 14:26:46 +0800 | WHO EMRO News
WHO UNICEF and the World Bank are working closely with health authorities to keep Yemen polio-free and curb the spread of measlesSupport from the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF critical to reach every vulnerable child SANA’A, 8 April 2017 — In an effort to keep Yemen polio-free, nearly 5 million children under the age of 5 have been vaccinated in a nationwide campaign covering all governorates in the country. The campaign was supported by a partnership between the World Bank, UNICEF and WHO launched in February 2017. Despite intensifying violence in Sa’ada governorate, more than 369 000 children between the ages of 6 months and 15 years were immunized against measles – a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease and over 155 000 children under the age of 5 were vaccinated again...

Travelling overseas? Check if measles vaccinations up to date, Canada's top doctor advises
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:37:37 +0800 | CBC | Health
With the start of summer vacations just a few months away, the country's top doctor is urging Canadians to make sure their measles vaccinations are up to date, especially for those planning to travel overseas. (Source: CBC | Health)

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